2024 BMW X6

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front
Moderate overlap front: original test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention: pedestrian
Standard system

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard blind spot detection
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor

Small overlap front

The small overlap front evaluation consists of a driver-side and a passenger-side component. If the results of the two evaluations differ, then the combined small overlap rating is equal to the lower rating.

Driver-side

  • Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i 4-door 4wd

The BMW X5 was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Driver-side small overlap ratings also apply to the BMW X6.

Overall driver-side evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1902
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 1
Footrest (cm) 12
Left toepan (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 1
Upper dash (cm) 1
Lower instrument panel (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1902
Head
HIC-15 114
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.41
Right 0.52
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 0.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 94
Right 38

Passenger-side

  • Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i 4-door 4wd

The BMW X5 was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of frontal crash test verification. These ratings also apply to the BMW X6.

Overall passenger-side evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1910
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 20
Right toepan (cm) 16
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 3
Right lower dash (cm) 3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1910
Head
HIC-15 114
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 2.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.64
Right 0.40
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 85

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1910
Head
HIC-15 49
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 0.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.43
Right 0.48
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 71
Right 67

How the small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i 4-door 4wd

The BMW X5 was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of frontal crash test verification. These ratings also apply to the BMW X6.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1908
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1908
Head
HIC-15 161
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.0
Femur force - right (kN) 2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 6
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.48
Maximum tibia index - right 0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 50
Right 41

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • xDrive40i trim equipped with Premium package
  • xDrive40i trim equipped with Executive package
  • xDrive40i trim equipped with Full LED Lights with Cornering Lights package
  • M60i trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and both right curves and fair on the sharp left curve.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the gradual left curve and on the gradual right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • xDrive40i trim equipped with Premium package
  • xDrive40i trim equipped with Executive package
  • xDrive40i trim equipped with Full LED Lights with Cornering Lights package
  • M60i trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2024 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 112.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 70.8 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.3 m 112.1%
250m radius left curve, left edge 69.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 61.5 m 82.2%
150m radius left curve, left edge 62.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 156.4 m
Straightaway left edge 130.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 81.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 76.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 65.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 64.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • sDrive40i trim
  • xDrive40i trim
  • xDrive50e trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp right and both left curves and inadequate on the gradual right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • sDrive40i trim
  • xDrive40i trim
  • xDrive50e trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2024 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 110.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 70.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 65.9 m 92.8%
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.3 m 61.3%
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 114.1 m
Straightaway left edge 86.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.5 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: pedestrian

Rating applies to all 2024 models

System details

  • standard Active Pedestrian Protection
Overall evaluation
Includes high-beam assist credit

Crossing child — day

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult — night

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult — night

  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams and a warning was issued 2.1 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 35 mph and a warning was issued 1.4 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated